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Redskins vs. Chiefs Monday Night Football Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Chiefs Monday Night Football Live Updates: Week 4 score, stats, highlights, analysis

Monday Night Football is a tradition that many close to the Washington Redskins tend to forget about.

Tonight the Redskins (2-1) face the Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) in what will be a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

Since 1998, Washington is 5-19 on Monday night but also an impressive 4-3 on the road in those contests.

Playing in Kansas City is no cake walk though, the Chiefs are known to having one of the best home-field advantages in all of football.

They also hold the current record for the loudest stadium in the world at 142.2 decibels.

Last weekend the Redskins got the primetime bug off of their backs by commanding the Super Bowl contending Oakland Raiders.

Through three games in 2017, the Redskins have relied on a stout defensive front that has opposing quarterbacks struggling. Finding success in Week 3, Kirk Cousins has appeared to come to form with his 365 yard, three touchdown performance. Running back Rob Kelley is back along with tight end Jordan Reed which will surely boltser the offensive arsenal that the team will need on Monday night. 

The Week 4 Monday Night Football game between the Redskins and the Chiefs takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 7:30 p.m. The trio returns at 11:30 p.m. ET for Redskins Extra. (Channel Finder)



11:40 p.m.: Chiefs go for the kick from 43 yards out. Butker makes the kick but Gruden called a timeout beforehand. He makes it again afterwards. Chiefs lead 23-20. 

11:36 p.m.: Smith completes a pass to Conley but the ball comes loose. Conley is ruled down. Officials review the play but the call stands. The Chiefs get the first down at the Redskins' 24.

11:33 p.m.: Smith has time and completes a deep pass to Wilson all the way down to the Redskins' 35 yard line. Only 33 seconds left. 

11:30 p.m.: Hopkins sinks the 40-yard field goal on 4th down. The game is tied 20-20 with 47 seconds to go. 

11:29 p.m.: On 3rd and 2, Cousins throws it perfectly into the endzone to Doctson but the receiver wasn't able to come down with it. 

11:21 p.m: On 3rd and 8, Cousins holds onto the ball and rushes for 10 yards and the first down. Two plays later, Cousins holds onto it again and scrambles up the middle to the Chiefs' 30-yard line for another first down. Under two minutes left in the game.

11:15 p.m.: On 4th and 5, the Chiefs go for three. Butker makes the 32-yard field goal. Chiefs lead 20-17 with a little under five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

11:07 p.m.: Even on the road, Redskins fans rep the team. 

11:05 p.m.: Alex Smith having little trouble moving the ball down the field now. The Redskins had been pressuring him a bunch earlier in the game. But the injuries are starting to take a toll on them.

11:03 p.m.: The Redskins have contained Kareem Hunt for most of the night. But there is Hunt, brekaing off an 18-yard run. 

10:58 p.m.: Redskins just look like a different team. Less gusto, moxie, grit, pluck, you know, buzzwords. But that can be attributed to a few things: injuries, playing on the road, late-game cramps and more injuries.


10:45 p.m.: Chiefs tie it up on a Harrison Butker (lololololol) field goal.

10:42 p.m.: With Josh Norman out of the lineup, the Redskins defense is not firing on all cylinders. DJ Swearinger just barked at Martrell Spaight for being out of position. This really is turning into the tale of two halves. 

10:35 p.m.: Marcus Peters has not had a great game, and now he's taking it out on his own fans. 

10:32 p.m.: Ryan Grant. TD. Good guys 17, bad guys 14. 

10:30 p.m.: Vernon Davis catcheds a nice pass from Kirk Cousins, maybe 25 yards. Davis adds 40 or so after the catch. Officially a 69-yard catch. Nice.

10:25 p.m.: Update: Zach Brown tackle. Flag. Deshazor Everett injury. Chiefs TD. 

10:20 p.m.: Need a game reset? Here you go: Redskins TD. Redskins FG. Trent Williams injury. Trent Williams returns. Rob Kelley injured. Penalty. Chiefs score. Penalty. Josh Norman injury. Halftime. Rob Kelley doubtful for return. Josh Norman doubtful to return. Flag. Martrell Spaight injury. Flag. Martrell Spaight returns. 


9:45 p.m.: And now Josh Norman is walking off the field, favoring his shoulder. It's the same shoulder he injured in Week 2 against the Rams. 

9:35 p.m.: Tress Way with a 52-yard punt. Tress Way is good at punting. 

9:32 p.m.: Another drop from Terrelle Pryor. Not great, Bob.

9:30 p.m.: Good news: Trent Williams is back in the game. Bad news: Rob Kelley is questionable for return with an ankle injury.

9:25 p.m.: My goodness, Josh Norman. He absolutely unloaded on Travis Kelce.

9:15 p.m.: Trent Williams is questionable for return. That is not good. Not good at all.

9:10 p.m.: Trent Williams is down and being helped off the field. He walked off the field on his own power, but losing him for even just one play is a major loss.

9:05 p.m.: Was just a matter of time before the Chiefs move the ball down the field. 


8:58 p.m.: Redskins in the red zone: Handoff to Rob Kelley. Handoff to Rob Kelley. Kirk Cousins zone read. Dustin Hopkins field goal. WHERE IS THE FADE?!?! Redskins 10, Chiefs 0.

8:54 p.m.: The call is reversed and the Redskins hold on to the ball. Phew.

8:53 p.m.: Kirk Cousins finds Jordan Reed over the middle in double-coverage. Reed makes a great catch, but the ball is dislodged as he goes down. Call on the field is a fumble, but they're taking a look at it. 

8:50 p.m.: Redskins go for it on Fourth and short. Beautiful play call gets Cousins out of the pocket on a bootleg. Great blocking from Jeremy Sprinkle and Trent Williams.

8:45 p.m.: Does anybody else find it strange when Jay Gruden refers to his brother as "Jay Gruden?" Just call him Jay. I get that he has to be impartial, but still. It's weird.

8:42 p.m.: Chiefs offensive lineman Lauren Duvernay-Tardif is down on the field and looks to be in a lot of pain. The Chiefs offensive line is already down Mitch Morse and Parker Ehringer. On top of that Eric Fisher is battling back pain. Not a good sign for the Chiefs. 

8:40 p.m.: Ryan Kerrigan sacks Alex Smith. Kerrigan has been simply sensational through the first four weeks. This is his 100th career game for the Redskins and his 100th straight start.

8:37 p.m.: Did Pryor push off on Marcus Peters? It sure looked like it, but no call from the zebras.

8:35 p.m.: Terrelle Pryor hauls in a huge pass from Kirk Cousins. That's Pryor's first TD of the season. Second week in a row Redskins have scored on their opening drive. Redskins 7, Chiefs 0

8:30 p.m.: A big run by Rob Kelley. He's gonna have to pound the rock a lot tonight.


8:10 p.m.: Will Kirk Cousins throw for at least 292 yards tonight? It's a question JP Finlay and Rich Tandler posed during their Over/Under segment. Before the MNF game tonight, JP got answers from two pretty good Redskins quarterbacks.

7:55 p.m.: For those wondering, the Redskins are just 2-9 in their last 11 Monday Night Football games. The win vs. the Raiders in primetime on Sunday night was big, but Monday Night Football is a whole different beast.

7:45 p.m.: So, yeah. Bashauld Breeland's custom cleats are pretty dope. 

7:40 p.m.: Josh Doctson finally got it done last week, thanks to a huge touchdown catch against the Raiders. Can he replicate his Week 3 success in Week 4?

7:30 p.m.: Before we get to the game, be sure to check out JP Finlay's latest "Checking In" segment. It's BBQ heavy.

6:55 p.m.: The Inactive list is out for Redskins vs. Chiefs. The Redskins are going with four tight ends tonight but just four wide receivers. Also: Mack Brown is not in the lineup. 

6:40 p.m.: This is a very large drum.

Look at the size of this freaking drum

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6:10 p.m.: Two Chiefs fans have what looks to be a Batmobile and I've never been more jealous.

6:05 p.m.: White jerseys and burgundy pants for the Redskins tonight. More burgundy pants, please.

5:55 p.m.: Like most of you, I am sitting in my office and wondering how I can get to the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot within the next ten minutes.

5:35 p.m.: Good dog or greatest dog?

5:20 p.m.: Personally, I am torn on this game. I did not expect the Redskins to shellack the Raiders, not at home, not in primetime, not at all. Did that change my perception of what the Redskins can do? Not really. I think tonight will be more competative thatn I thought a week ago, but Kansas City is a talented, sturdy football team. We'll get to predictions in a bit, but I just needed to state early on that my expectations are tempered. 

5:15 p.m.: As I mentioned, JP Finlay is on the scene in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium is one of America's great football venues and the place is rockin' even several hours before kickoff.

5:10 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 4 live blog of the Redskins vs. Chiefs game. It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're at Arrowhead Stadium for the game. That's cool and all, but since I'm here, I suggest you stick around. 

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. 


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Redskins Draft Countdown: WR James Washington's numbers don't impress but he could be a solution for the Redskins

Redskins Draft Countdown: WR James Washington's numbers don't impress but he could be a solution for the Redskins

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James Washington

Wide receiver
Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington measured at 5 feet 11 inches at the combine and his 40 time was a pedestrian 4.54.

But forget about the numbers. His catch radius is larger than his height would indicate, and he plays much faster than the stopwatch says he does.

His route tree needs to be cleaned up but his ability to get open deep, make receptions on back shoulder throws and, yes, Redskins fans, fade patterns will make him a productive receiver while he learns.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 213
40-yard dash: 4.54

Projected draft round: 1-2

What they’re saying

He doesn't look like a receiver and he doesn't run routes like a receiver, but then you see him get open deep and make all those explosive plays, and you know exactly what he does for an offense.

—A Big 12 assistant coach via

How he fits the Redskins: The Redskins needed a wide receiver to line up opposite Josh Doctson after Terrelle Pryor fizzled out last year. They went out and signed Paul Richardson to a free agent contract, solving the immediate need.

But in the NFL, you should always be looking for your next receiver. It takes most of them at least a season to develop so if you wait until you really need a pass catcher it’s too late to draft one. Washington has the capability to contribute early and develop from there.  

Film review: vs. Pitt, vs. TCU, vs. Oklahoma

—Like most coaches, Jay Gruden wants his wide receivers to block and Washington certainly gives it the effort. He helped backs gain extra yards on stretch plays with hustling blocks downfield. His technique may need some work—a long touchdown run against Oklahoma was called back when he was hit for holding—but the effort is there.

—Against the Sooners, Washington got by a cornerback who was in off coverage and beat him for a long gain. Later in the game, the corner was in press coverage and Washington made one move and beat the defender on a post for a touchdown. We can insert the usual cautions about Big 12 defenses here, but it still was impressive to watch.

—Speed is important but so is how fast a receiver can stop to catch a pass. On one underthrown fade pattern, Washington was able to slam on the brakes while the cornerback kept on running, making the catch for a nice gain out of the end zone an easy one.

—Against TCU he split two defenders on a deep pass. He caught the ball in stride and then he found a second gear and easily outraced the defensive backs to the end zone to complete the 86-yard play. This is a good example of Washington playing faster than his 40 time.

Potential issues: Washington is not a good enough prospect to warrant the No. 13 pick, but he could easily be gone by the time the time their second-round pick is on the clock. As noted above, the quality of the defenses he faced in compiling 74 receptions for 1,549 yards (20.9 per catch) and 13 touchdowns has to be considered.

Bottom line: If I’m the Redskins, I have a talk with Jamison Crowder’s agent before the draft to gauge what his client would want in order to sign an extension prior to the 2018 season. If it’s something the Redskins consider reasonable, they should look elsewhere in the second round. But if a 2019 Crowder departure seems likely,  they should look at Washington if he’s there in the second round. 

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